Teaching foreign languages in India has emerged as a widely accepted profession not only because there is an increased urge among students to learn the German, Spanish, and Russian etc languages, but also because the demand for foreign language professionals has shot up in top MNCs, and KPOs in India today. As a result of top notch collaborations between the Indian and a host of foreign companies, MNCs require the efficient services of foreign language professionals to transcend language barriers smoothly. While some of these professionals enroll for 3-4 years courses in different institutions asides from their studies, most of them prefer full-fledged undergraduate or post graduate courses in foreign languages in colleges or universities.
Indian teachers with certified courses teach both in colleges and universities. The average salary range of foreign language teachers? is something around INR 15,000 “ INR 25,000 per month.
Lecturers could earn something around INR 10,000- INR 13,000 per month in the recent past, while professors notched up something around 18,000 per month at the same time
Foreign language or Literature teachers at the Post Secondary level earn an average salaries ranging between – INR 245,000 – INR 480,000

Salary of a foreign language professor as per recent and past job posts

Here is a lowdown of the some of the salaries offered to foreign language mentors from time to time:
Faculty, teacher, guide, mentor (Home Tuition in NCR/Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai) – INR 1, 30,000 – 10, 00,000 per annum
Associate Professor (Linguistics) at The English and Foreign Languages University (Shillong) with a pay scale of 37400-67000 in Pay Band 4 along with AGP of INR 9000
Associate Professor- English Language Teaching (in Distance Education) at The English and Foreign Languages University in Hyderabad/ Secunderabad with a Pay Scale of INR 37400-67000 in Pay Band 4 along with AGP INR 9000

Some of the colleges or universities hiring foreign language professors:

  • Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
  • The English and Foreign Languages University
  • University of Pune (Department of Foreign Languages)
  • University of Mysore (School of Foreign Languages)
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Hans Raj College

Required Education for a Foreign Language Professor

An aspirant looking forward to taking up foreign language courses, can apply for three years graduation courses after completing his/her plus two. You can also go for diploma or certificate courses from various universities.
*Salaries are subject to change with time.